Nearly everyone has experienced the aggravations of a late-night food craving. The problem lies in whether you have what you're craving or if you have to make a trip to get it — which in itself can be a predicament, depending on hours of operation and availability. Pizza delivery is great for folks who seek greasy comfort, but those looking to satisfy a sweet tooth haven't heard their doorbells ringing — until now, that is.
Desserts Delivered (www.dessertsdelivered.com) is filling that gap. This new business picks up sweets from area bakeries to cater to sugary nighttime indulgences, delivering its desserts seven days a week (Sunday-Thursday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday-Saturday from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.) into the wee hours of the morning.
The menu offers a basic yet pleasing selection that includes five-layer chocolate cake, New York cheesecake, apple crumble pie à la mode, carrot cake, peanut butter chocolate cake, deep-dish pecan pie à la mode and red velvet cake. But all that wasn't quite enough for Irma Wolfe, who oversees operations at Desserts Delivered. Having experienced cake cravings firsthand, Wolfe — who owns Dolce Vita Wine Bar in NoDa — also added vanilla ice cream (made at Mooresville Ice Cream Company) and milk to the menu. To compliment the overall experience, deliveries come in a brown and white vehicle, resembling an ice cream sundae, with a light-up cherry mounted on top.
Creative Loafing: Desserts Delivered makes exceptionally late house calls. How did the concept come about?
Irma Wolfe: It was kinda just one of those late nights where you are sitting on a couch watching TV, you don't want to get up and you're kind of over ordering pizza. It came from a chocolate craving and the desire for something sweet.
The menu isn't overly extensive at the moment. Do you have plans to add anything or expand?
Definitely. We've had a lot of requests for gluten-free desserts. We've actually added a chocolate truffle torte that's sinfully delicious. We just opened in November, so we are a new business working with the new concept. Once we become more popular and more people hear about us, our future plans will be to open additional locations. We hope to expand to the Ballantyne and lakeside areas.
What is your personal favorite item on the menu?
That's a really tough decision, but if I had to pick just one, it would probably be our New York-style cheesecake. It's the most delicious cheesecake I've ever had. It's just perfect with its creaminess, and we put a cherry on top.